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The Original Ghetto

We visited the Jewish Museum and walked around the Ghetto led by a guide from the Museum: this is the only way to gain access to the beautiful synagogues in Venice. Very... read more

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We visited the Jewish Museum and walked around the Ghetto led by a guide from the Museum: this is the only way to gain access to the beautiful synagogues in Venice. Very interesting but the guide could have been a little friendlier.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in this district when we first came to Venice about 4 years ago and got to know it quite well. Once your stray off the main streets (Str. Nova running west to Rio de la Madelana and Rio de San Leornado ) it is easy to get lost. The side streets (calles) are narrow as are the canals,... More 

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After the visits to the little islands this area was by far my favorite place to visit. The whole feel of the area is different and, although there's still a lot of people, it doesn't seem so busy. Some great little shops, plenty of market stalls with fruit and veg. The main square of the Ghetto is also very interesting... More 

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Kingston, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great area to explore showing how the folks in the area live in this water canal city. Visited the Jewish Ghetto and the new area seeing the different synagogues and churches along the way.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a hotel here and found it to be our favourite neighbourhood. Away from tourist traps with the best restaurants and bars.

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here, not far from the bus/train. Old Jewish quarter, nice restaurants and our hotel was great, water bus outside quiet and picturesque, plenty of nooks and crannies to explore.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was in this area a few times while spending a few days in Venice with a friend. It is a bit away from the usual touristic crowd and gives you more of a feeling of what the locals do. There are several places to drink or eat something with tables internally and/or outside, sometimes live music as well. I... More 

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Zottegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent a couple of days wandering around this area, it is still a Jewish area, and it was nice to see that there where still Jewish people living there. Lot's of "high rise" buildings!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area to get lost in. If you wander in around 12:30 you see people heading home for lunch. Quieter; more residential.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed here a couple of times now, feel safe being alone. The Jewish Ghetto is an historical part of Venice, good places to eat. If you take a gondola from here you can see some if the back parts of Venice. Walk across tts canal to the Bus depot fir the airport..or use the St.Lucia train station to... More 

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Cannaregio is the second largest sestiere (district) with its busy Santa Lucia train station. Many transplanted Venetians commute from the outlying areas, “terra firma” to the locals, which is shorthand for any place that is not Venice. Two Grand Canal bridges serve Cannaregio, the newest (Constitution, 2008) still a local hotbed of controversy. Ponte degli Scalzi is a busy link to the train station. Nearby shops on the Lista di Spagna offer specialties like pastries and coffee that lure Venetians with a down-to-earth attitude. The Ghetto, where the Jewish population was segregated in Cannaregio, has five historic synagogues with an active Jewish community. The Fondamente Nove bustles with foot traffic to the Rialto and San Marco while vaporettos (water taxis) head to Murano and other islands. Side streets lead into quiet picturesque neighborhoods and palaces like Ca' d'Oro rise directly out of the water.